We get everything from food; Except good health.
Latest studies show that the consumption of processed foods is increasing among south Indian urban citizens. The fast-paced lifestyle and intrusion of multinational food manufacturer brands into Indian urban areas are fueling this phenomenon which provoked the local restaurants to bring more versatile fast food dishes and innovative variations of traditional dishes. The texture, smell and taste of these new-age food items are tempting as well as satisfying like never before.
Additional ingredients took part in every dish to amuse the taste buds and to stimulate the urge to consume it frequently.
In pursuit of sheer appetite satisfaction, we had to sacrifice one big aspect of food. That is the nutrition content essential for the proper functioning and metabolism of the human body. Unlike plants, humans cannot absorb energy directly from the sun. We need the plants in between to absorb that energy and prepare food for us. Also, there are essential nutrients, minerals and good fat required for the proper functioning of the body. However, the modern food items we consume are mostly made up of additional taste-making ingredients and processed food. Which fails miserably when it comes to providing the basic function of food mentioned above.
This nutritional deficiency is only the tip of an iceberg. Lack of nutrients in the body will trigger two more severe damages – immunodeficiency and hormonal imbalance.
As we all know our body possesses a natural immune system. When there is a lack of nutrients in the food we consume to maintain the immunity of the body, it will eventually reach a state where the ability of the immune system to fight infectious diseases is compromised or absent. That leads to diseases and frequent consumption of medicines to fight those diseases, however will eventually suppress the natural immune system of our body and our health will be completely dependent on the medicines we consume.
So what is the solution?
Start with small steps like having a healthy meal at least once a day. Salads are the best way to have a healthy meal with taste.
Eating salads is a super-convenient way to work in a couple of servings of vegetables and fruit. It’s really tough to get the daily fibre you need without eating vegetables that are high in fibre. salads are a good source of fibre. Many common components of the salad are high in fibre, in particular leafy greens such as lettuce, spinach and cabbage. There’s also good fibre to be had in broccoli, celery, carrots, gourds, and some beans.
Eat Salads for getting the complete Health Benefits of Fruits and Vegetables. If you frequently eat salads that contain raw vegetables, you’ll likely have higher blood levels of a host of powerful antioxidants like vitamin C and E, folic acid, lycopene, and alpha- and beta-carotene.
Antioxidants are substances that help protect the body from damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals.
Apart from all these, salads are the only meal that you can rely on when it comes to weight loss. If losing weight is your goal, you must include salads in your daily meal. Studies have shown that eating a low-calorie salad, like a green salad of 150 calories or less, creates a quick feeling of fullness and reduces the total number of calories eaten during the meal.
So, start consuming food for better health, rather than to satisfy your temptations. After all, it will be a better experience than having medicines.